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  1. Bought the Insignia last year when the Civic went, so no changes for me. MX5 stayed another year although not used it an awful lot. Planning on using it more next year (which I say every year). Had the VStrom since 2017 and it still suits what I use it for. And my little PCX is still here even though it’s only done about 50miles this year (had it since 2016). Only used for getting to the office and still generally working from home. Just can’t bring myself to sell it.
  2. Can spend a lot more if you want to @Nyphur Ebay Ad for 8k mile example. Still plenty out there for £3k-£8k and I think this is about as cheap as they'll get to buy. The TT is still kind of aspirational for many, but as but they've fallen into the hands of some who cant afford to properly maintain. I have always liked them and still look occasionally. Although PeteC did put me off a little.
  3. Kind of the same. I've seen so many car reviews on various channels they become quite samey. I can often find something to learn in a tinkering video - even if it's how not to do something! (Betty headlining springs to mind). So I prefer the tinkering (or collection capers) to reviews. Have also enjoyed the camping videos more than I thought I would. I think its the appeal of taking in a lovely setting and being close to the outdoor world (but being able to stay dry in the pissing rain!). I do fancy a motorhome when I retire.
  4. Bike is a Honda TL125. 👍 Its more a trials bike than an trail bike, with such low gearing making wheelies dead easy. Friend of mine has one.
  5. Not old, but certainly shite, they’ve installed Australian traffic signals at M1 junction 26.
  6. Thanks all. It's gloriously unusual, if a little challenging in the looks department. How Many Left website suggests 1 of 1 on the road so the chances of acquiring one are pretty minimal.
  7. Looks like some kind of futuristic people carrier. It's different which I like, even if I don't like it (if that makes any sense!). Some nice cars there though, particularly like the red Spitfire and the Heralds
  8. Anyone know what the purple thing in this photo is?
  9. Went to look at a mk2 Astra GTE 16v in the mid 90's. Lifted the carpet flap next to the drivers seat (where the shell is stamped with the VIN), and there was a rectangular hole. I think the guy had bought it without realising and was trying to get shot as he was almost in tears when I pointed it out. Often wondered what happened to it.
  10. Red rubber grease or silicone grease for rubber parts. Vaseline can attack the rubber.
  11. Had a few field bikes including a yz125 which was great fun. First road legal transport was an MZ TS125. Dont have any actual pictures as this was all before digital cameras. This was followed by a Suzuki GT125 2 stroke twin which I passed my test on. Looked like a mini X7 and I was king with 15hp when others were restricted to a mere 12hp. Passed my car test the year after passing bike test and got a 2 door mk1 Escort with 6 dial dash and bucket seats. Engine was so knackered it would do 55mph flat out.
  12. Loved this. I haven't been on here long enough to know some of the back stories, but it shows how cars become such a big part of our lives.
  13. This suggests it's every 10 years or 125,000 miles interval on the cambelt. No harm in changing a bit earlier. Never done one of these but there are guides on youtube to get a feel for how much work. https://www.grange.co.uk/technical-data/ford/focus/1.5-tdci-120-zetec-5dr-(2014-2017)
  14. Mini looks really good now 👍 Good job on the exhaust, they can be a real pain in the ass with rusty bolts.
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